It has taken the defense team one day to play the race card in the murder trial of Christopher McCowen, the alleged rapist and killer of fashion writer Christa Worthington.
Clearly this is a desperate tactic by an attorney who has an impossible battle to fight at trial. If anyone was profiled, it was the 175 other local men whose DNA was collected merely because of their geography, despite histrionics by the ACLU. It appears that the majority of these subjects were Caucasian.
The local cops were so inept in this case that they looked everywhere but at the natural suspect who happened to be an African American man. In fact, they waited five years to arrest McCowen despite his access to the victim — he was her garbage man and despite the fact that he was a convicted felon.
And oh did I mention the FIVE restraining orders filed against him by different women who claimed he threatened them harm. When confronted with the DNA results by the police one year after he had been tested, the alleged murderer confessed that he had sex with Ms Worthington and that he beat her
several times but he explained that this was actually a consensual encounter.
So far more then six jurors have been seated in this trial and I predict a speedy conviction. Hopefully the Worthington family will gain a little peace once the trial is over and the focus will be not on race but on justice.
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